Fresh Landscaping

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Company Overview

Passionate for what we do

Fresh Landscaping was founded in 2004 by Brian Martens and Sean Platt who both bring tertiary qualifications in horticulture and business to the company and is now a well-established Kwa Zulu Natal based organization.

We specialize in negotiating and customizing professional Landscape Installation, Maintenance and rehabilitation Contracts which leave our customers with a fresh, clean landscape whilst allowing our customers more time to concentrate on running their businesses.

We make it our business in establishing a clear understanding of your exact needs, identifying any areas causing concern as well as noting high profile and high risk areas. We have a large permanent labour force which is well managed and equipped with professional machinery and tools that are well maintained. Our highly trained staff are equipped to comply with all relevant Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

The legacy of our name and business strength earned by our organization today is due to our honest, reliable and professional service which is carried out by ourselves and our team. This is enhanced by innovative ideas from management, who strive to keep the company up to date with the latest trends, best practices and technology.

Fresh Landscaping has successfully completed numerous projects including landscape designs, installations, maintenance and rehabilitation projects for private gardens, housing and estate developments, hotels, shopping centres, commercial property and conservation areas.

Our Services

Scope of work

While working with our preferred Landscape Design consultant we can carry a project through from conceptualization, design and construction and maintenance.

Clients and Projects

Shopping Centres, Hotels, Retirement Estates, Business/Industrial Parks, Environmental Rehabilitations, Alien Plant Eradication, Environmental compliance for Developers & mining companies


  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Environmental rehabilitation

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Vision, Mission and Core Values


Fresh Landscaping aims to become the premier Landscape Design, Implementation and Maintenance Company of choice within the Corporate, Housing Estates and environmental Sectors in KZN.


Fresh Landscaping provides a renowned, professional landscaping service that is relevant to the needs of commercial property and housing estate clients, with special focus on developing landscaped areas that are inspired, creative, sustainable, value-adding and professionally maintained.


Fresh Landscaping transforms properties and upholds the ethos of sourcing plants from sustainable sources, believes in the rehabilitation and continued renewal of sustainable commercial and housing estate property. We are honest, open and transparent with our clients which leads to long lasting mutually beneficial relationships.


Fresh Landscaping has previously been awarded the Best Stand Award at the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, Durban for their outstanding and innovative landscaping. Finalist at the prestigious South African Council of Shopping Centres Special Star Awards for the landscaping and maintenance thereof – Liberty Midlands Mall. A silver Medal awarded for its landscape construction work for Liberty Properties from the South African Landscaping Institute (SALI).

We celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2014 and are looking forward to future growth in coming the years.

Brian Martens

- 50% Member
- Operations manager
- Qualified Horticulturist
- Area manager for Pietermaritzburg/ Midlands region
- Well experienced in managing large scale contracts

Brian Martens
National Diploma Horticulture - DUT

Sean Platt

- 50% Member
- Financial manager – CIS Graduate
- Oversees client contracts
- Employment contracts
- Passion for Indigenous plants

Sean Platt
Chartered Institute of Secretaries Graduate – GradICSA

Devon Rawlings

Devon Rawlings
National Diploma Horticulture - UNISA


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Company Structure

Fresh Landscaping cc is jointly owned by:

Brian Martens (National Diploma Horticulture, DUT) and Sean Platt (Chartered Institute of Secretaries Qualification - CIS)

Workforce: We currently employee 68 full time employee who are divided into teams which are managed by qualified site managers (correct as of October ’14). Our work force can increase significantly above this figure depending on construction contracts in progress.

BEE Status: We are a certified level 4 BEE compliant company. Our BEE certificate is available on request.


While working with our preferred Landscape Design consultant we can carry a project through from conceptualization, design and construction and maintenance. Our clients and projects vary greatly from:

  • Shopping Centres
  • Hotels
  • Retirement Estates
  • Business/Industrial Parks
  • Environmental Rehabilitations
  • Alien Plant Eradication
  • Environmental compliance for Developers and mining companies

We are based at the Giba Business Park in Westmead, Durban where we have our own nursery, which is also fed by a nursery owned in Greytown. From Westmead we distribute various grades of Growing Mediums and compost to various nurseries. By carrying out the above we are able to very competitively price a large portion of costs applicable to a large project, thus ensuring the client gets great value for money. We have smaller site offices in the Pietermaritzburg, Cato Ridge and Howick regions.

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Contact Details

Sean Platt

Cell: 083 390 9884


Fax: 0865 183 280

Brian Martens

Cell: 072 241 9176


Fax: 0865 422 3004

Physical Address

Giba Business Park

Ngwenya Rd (off 110 Stockville Rd)

Westmead 3610

Postal Address

Po Box 72

Msunduzi 3231